Archiv für Juni, 2009

Sting like a Bee won the Pit Fight Clash yesterday against Ivory Sound at Groot-Bijgaarden.

I’ve heard it was a very deserved win, even tough the vote wasn’t that clear in the first place.

Something bout some confusing revote and stuff like that.

Can’t hit you up with a rundown, or even the audios ;-) yet, but i’ll keep you informed.

Big up Sting like a Bee on this win.

A next clash has just being announced by the promoter on the german dancehallboard.

The whole thing will not happen until the 24th of october, but nevertheless i’ll let you know about it.

Jackpot Sound (Mainz, Germany)


Hakuna Matataa Sound (Meissen, Germany)


Music Master (London, UK)

@Waagenbau, Hamburg.

Don’t know about the rules yet, but i’ll keep you updated.


Don’t forget about this clash coming up tonight!

I’m sure you get you’re money worth if you can make it there.

May the best sound win.

Nico, out of France, send me this Mix, done by Furybass‘ Selecta Colonel D, to put in the Download Section.

Tracklist looks really tuff.

(Get it by clickin’ the front cover)



Big up Colonel for the Mix, and Nico for posting!

Jingle: Ronny Trettmann for the Help Jamaica Charity Month

The whole June is supposed to be the Help Jamaica e.V. Charity Month, where a whole heap of Sounds and Artists promotes several Shows to earn money for the different Projects of Help Jamaica e.V. on the isle, like establishing libraries and education projects in poor Jamaican communities, to gave the youth free access to books and let them be guided by skilled and caring staff, assisting to establish their litaracy skills.

This whole Project start this Friday in Stuttgart and lasts till the end of June.

Our Charity Dance in Saarbrücken will be at our new Club “Das Modul” on Friday, the 19th of June.

Also this Dance will be our 6th Anniversary of Higher Level Sound which we gonna celebrate with our friends from Lake Constance’ Rollin Tone Sound.

So everybody please so up to this important date and help to do some good! We count on you!


See the other Special Dances of the Charity Month at the List below.

05.6. Stuttgart, Universum (Lioness Movement & Firecat, Sentinel Sound, Basstone, Selecta Manitu, Yardstyle, Lexie Lee live & 2nd Floor: DJ Rambun (DnB),Blazin Brothers (HipHop), special: Champion Bubblers (Dance-Show )
12.6. Hamburg, Hafenklang (United Sounds of Hamburg /line-up tbc)
12.6. Budapest, A 38 (Riddim Colony, Love Alliance, LB27, Knotty Headz, Pannonia Allstars Ska Orchestra, Budapest Riddim, Tribe of Judah Sound, Selekta Matik, Sound Sistaz…)
13.6. Bergisch Gladbach/Köln, Jugendkulturhaus UFO (Youthrebels, Soul Force, Soundbwoys Destiny, Mighty Tolga, Shiwa,Falkonection)
13.6. Dresden, Groovestation (Whitebread Sound, Hakuna Matataa, Sugar Daddy, Firesound …)
13.6. Heidelberg, Villa Nachtanz, (Whiteshark Sound,Sting Like A Bee, Lion Hill Sound & Jamrock Hi-Fi)
19.6. Saarbrücken, Das Modul (Higher Level Crew, Rollin Tone)
20.6. Chemnitz, Atomino (Sensi Movement, …)
26.6. Berlin, Yaam (Supersonic, Soundquake & Cornadoor live, Irie Crew (FR), LP International (USA) & 2nd Floor: Vintage Allstars – Stephan (Such A Sound)
26.6. Leipzig, Distillery (1st floor: Mango Tree, Hakuna Matataa Sound,Hotstepper Sound Selecta Spinback, Masta K…. 2nd floor: Base & Derrick,Audite,Jsn,Soulslide)
27.6. Mannheim, Rude 7 (Deebuzz, Steady Rock, Dj Freeze, Big Mama, Baitin Lizzard, Darktales)

extra-event: action no words day
26.6. AJZ Bahndamm, Wermelskirchen (VolkanikMan, Zuluman, I-Kalonji, Rastabenji, Sun Fire Sound, Bandulu Burn, SmokinSelecta, Selecta Wineslow
Backing Band: Lions Den)

Stand Up Comedian Mike Yard explains why you can’t hi-jack an Air Jamaica Plane.

“Yuh know me? Eeeeeh?!”


“Young Heart Reminiscing” on the Make up to break up Riddim.


Released on Peckings.

Seems like I’ve been lost in the north, since the new interview in this column features a Sound from Scandinavia, to precise it, from Sweden, again!


Rough Lynx Sound hails from the second biggest swedish city Gothenburg, but the members lives all over Sweden now.

They’re not just a soundsystem, but also produces tuff digital riddims, some good bassline tunes and electro/house/whatever also.

Odiggity also have a really good blog of his own, in which he feature posts about hiphop, rnb, soul, grime, crate diggin’ and nuff other stuff.

OK, so let’s start the ball a roll.


# Please introduce your Sound and all the members to the readers.

We are Rough Lynx, baddest sound outta Sweden consisting of Andreas, Ant-E, David, Jonas and O-Diggity. We’re based in Sweden’s second biggest city Gothenburg.

# When was the founding of your Sound and since when do you djing?

After collecting records for years David, Andreas & Jonas founded the sound in 2003. About a year after that childhood friends O-Diggity and Ant-E, who had just started a sound of their own, were invited to join us.

We have worked with a few different mic-men over the years including reggae artist and producer Kapten Röd (known for producing smash hit riddim Everyday), Splurt (who’s in now splitting his time between NYC, Jamaica and Sweden and Brian London.

# Can you describe which style your sound plays mostly?

We play just about everything from the 70’s rocksteady and roots business through digital 80’s and 90’s up to the latest dancehall and roots. We’ve always focused on quality rather than label or time period. We always try to dig deep and mixing up the more well known hits with obscure undercover tunes.

However, we are specialized in different periods and styles. For example, Andreas plays mainly 80’s digital and 90’s roots while Ant-E often showcase a bad boy 90’s selection. David plays the most up to the time selection while O-Diggity & Jonas can handle pretty much every era or style, O-Diggity can also cover Hip-Hop/RnB from all eras if that’s needed. It’s all about selecting the right music for the right crowd. Being five people with different areas of expertise we manage to adapt to pretty much any crowd we face.


# Please tell me about the most important cornermarks in the sounds history, like clashes, the baddest dances, etc.

Well, we have two clash titles from the anually held West Coast Clash here in Sweden. In one we defeated Million Vibes (from Malmoe) in the dub fi dub and in the other long time rivals (and friends of course) Axxion Pack.

Regarding wicked dances we’ve had quite a few memorable moments. We’ve probably done 400+ dances throughout the years so it’s hard to pick one but the first couple of times at our first club ‘Knock Out’ back in 2003 were great. Packed venue, lots of people waiting outside that couldn’t get in and just great vibes.

Another time we warmed the crowd before a Barrington Levy show at the Gothenburg Reggae Festival. Barrington was the highlight of the festival so all people there had gathered at the main stage and we rocked it.

# Which plans do you have for your sound in the near future and what are the real longtime plans for it?

We will continue to cut dubs and spin records when ever we get booked. We are split up between two cities, Gothenburg & Oslo, (soon to become three as O-Diggity moves to Stockholm this fall to study music production) and we are therefore able to let the sound grow to something even bigger.
And since all of us are doing other things besides spinning records such as music production, design & film making we will spread the Rough Lynx vibes through those channels aswell.


# Which persons, sounds, artists have influenced you musicallywise?

I guess we have quite a few influences considering that we’re five people in the sound. When we started out there wasn’t that many sounds in Sweden so I guess you could say that our friends in Axxion Pack Sound were an influence, being the biggest sound in our city.

As far as artists go, we have developed a special bond with a few singers and deejays that we continue to work with from time to time. Artists like Robert Lee, Ranking Joe ect..


# What was the first dubplate you ever voiced, and do you still play it?

The three first dubs we cut were Simpleton (R.I.P) ‘Coca Cola Shape’, Everton Blender ‘The Man’ and a Jimmy London. We got them all at the same time and still play the Simpleton and Everton Blender. The Jimmy London has rested in the box for quite some time now without being pulled out.

Thank you for the Interview Rough Lynx, and you guys, please make sure to visit their myspace site, take in a show if they gonna make a appereance near you and get their newest mix, which is a tribute to legendary producer Gussie Clarke.


Our swedish friends from Million Vibes & Rough Lynx did put together a nice mixtape in tribute to legendary producer Gussie Clarke.

“This is a tribute to the man behind dancehall classics like “Pirates..Anthems”, “Dancehall good to we”, “Telephone Love” and
“Mr. Bodyguard”
It contains big tunes from the late 80’s until the early 90’s. This includes the last unforgettable period for artists
like Dennis Brown, Mighty Diamonds and Gregory Isaacs, as well as the bridge over to the US market for the biggest artist
of the time, Shabba Ranks! Some of the best efforts in this mix come from Cocoa Tea and the man with the longest lasting
career in the JA music business – the great Freddie McGregor.

It is also an era with many great female performers in reggae music, with successful tunes from J.C. Lodge, Deborahe Glasgow
and the underrated Lady G.

The music that came out of Gussie’s production house was sometimes close to over-produced, but it was music that was clearly
meant to last, and to reach beyond the borders of Jamaica. And although the lyrical content was in the established tradition of the
dancehall of the 80’s, the music itself was like nothing ever heard before. That, and the fact that we are dealing with well-crafted songs
from the best artists of the time, ensures that the tunes here will still mash up any dance.”

Download the Mix CD here:

And see the Tracklist here:

1. Space Flight – Jackie Mittoo
2. Bad Boy Business – Mighty Diamonds
3. Struggle Haffie Gwaan – Johnny Osbourne
4. Mind Yu Dis – Gregory Isaacs & Josey Wales
5. No Bother Dis (Soundbwoy)- Shabba Ranks
6. Holding On – Shabba Ranks / Home T & Cocoa Tea
7. Chilling Out – Cocoa Tea
8. Trickster – Johnny Osbourne
9. Easy Life – Gregory Isaacs
10. Telephone Love – J.C Lodge
11. Deh Pon Mi Mind – J.C Lodge & Shabba
12. Tell Mi Which One – Admiral Tibett & Shabba Ranks
13. Nuff Respect – Lady G
14. Rumours – Gregory Isaacs
15. Stop Spreading Rumours – Shabba Ranks / Home T & Cocoa Tea
16. It..s Not Enough – Fabiana & Papa San
17. Report To Me – Gregory Isaacs
18. Rudeboys A Foreign – Eek A Mouse
19. Across The Border – Eek A Mouse
20. Get Rotten – Cocoa Tea
21. Big All Around – Gregory Isaacs & Dennis Brown
22. Very Best – Cocoa Tea
23. Don..t Test – Deborahe Glasgow
24. Hardcore Lovin – J.C Lodge & Shabba Ranks
25. Pirates..s Anthem – Shabba Ranks / Home T & Cocoa Tea
26. Turn It Down – Shabba Ranks / Home T & Cocoa Tea
27. Why Turn Down The Sound – Cocoa Tea
28. Make Up Your Mind – Dennis Brown & Tiger
29. I Know Love – Maxi Priest & Tiger
30. Just A Little Bit Longer – Maxi Priest
31. Mixed Feelings – Dennis Brown & Fabiana
32. Champion Lover- Deborahe Glasgow
33. Camouflage – Cocoa Tea
34. Just Be Good To Me – Shabba Ranks / J.C Lodge & Cocoa Tea
35. Dancehall Good To We – Papa San
36. Untouchables – Freddie McGregor
37. John Law – Gregory Isaacs / Dennis Brown & Ninjaman
38. Homeboy – Dennis Brown
39. Mountain Breezes – Freddie McGregor
40. Mr. Bodyguard – Mighty Diamonds
41. Fanciness – Shabba Rnaks & Lady G
42. Dancehall Queen – Peter Lloyd
43. Neon Lights Flashing – Dennis Brown
44. Feeling Like A Million – Merva Grier